Douglas Coupland

1961

Artist biography

Douglas Coupland is an established contemporary artist, Douglas Coupland was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Juan Rose Benet, Dora Longo Bahia, Yoel Ben Harrouche, Alberto Adsuara, and Chevalier Li.

Further Biographical Context for Douglas Coupland

Born in 1961, Douglas Coupland grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Douglas Coupland

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